Typologies of adolescent dating violence
To determine whether an interactive curriculum that integrates dating violence prevention with lessons on healthy relationships, sexual health, and substance use reduces physical dating violence (PDV).
Even if someone only hits you once or doesn't hurt you that badly, it is a big deal.Dating violence prevention was integrated with core lessons about healthy relationships, sexual health, and substance use prevention using interactive exercises.Relationship skills to promote safer decision making with peers and dating partners were emphasized.Much is known about the prevalence and correlates of dating violence, especially the perpetration of physical dating violence, among older adolescents.However, relatively little is known about the prevalence and correlates of the perpetration of cyber dating abuse, particularly among early adolescents.Teens often think some behaviors, like teasing and name-calling, are a “normal” part of a relationship.
However, these behaviors can become abusive and develop into more serious forms of violence.
This article describes a conceptual model of cognitive and emotional processes proposed to mediate the relation between youth exposure to family violence and teen dating violence perpetration.
Explicit beliefs about violence, internal knowledge structures, and executive functioning are hypothesized as cognitive mediators, and their potential influences upon one another are described.
Verbal abuse is often insulting and humiliating, with the abuser making fun of or ridiculing the target. It also involves the abuser taking complete control over the life of the person she or he is abusing, often by making threats or otherwise manipulating that person.
Those who are being emotionally or verbally abused are often made to feel that their perception of reality is incorrect and that their feelings are wrong and unimportant.
Control schools targeted similar objectives without training or materials.